Honorary Fellowship was introduced with the CII's founding
charter in 1912. It's terms have been reviewed over the years most
recently in 2001 when the current scheme was re-launched and
adopted by the AGM of 2002.
The general ethos of the Honorary Fellowship is based on the
analogous concept of honorary degrees from British universities.
Honorary degrees are an academic degree for which a
university has waived the usual examination requirements and is
often awarded to someone with no prior connection with the
Usually such a degree is conferred to honor a distinguished
contribution to a specific field, or more generally to society.
In the case of Honorary Fellowship of the CII, the Chartered
Insurance Institute as the world's leading professional body in
Insurance and Financial Services, recognises that we as a body of
members do not have all the answers and that contributions are made
to this great industry by colleagues and leaders who perhaps
qualified with other institutions or exceptionally may have no
formal qualifications at all.
The important point however is that an exceptional contribution
has been made either to the industry itself or more specifically to
the Institute and that this is now recognised and warmly celebrated
by the Institute.
The current criteria considered by the Nominations Committee
includes suitable academic/ professional qualifications and or
persons with exceptional experience and or pre-eminence in their
General procedural oversight of the process is by the
independently chaired Nominations Committee and potential
candidates for consideration may be referred to the Secretary of
the Nominations Committee at Aldermanbury by any member of the
Institute. Nominations may only be made on behalf of individuals
who are themselves either non members of the Institute or if
members then those who are not deemed "qualified members" as
defined in the bye-laws.
No individual may nominate him or herself and all nominations
must be submitted on a "blind" basis which is to say without
the knowledge of the person being nominated. Apart from initial
acknowledgement regretfully no further correspondence can be
entered into with respect to any particular nomination.
Nominating Honorary Fellows
Eligibility and Process »
Nominations for Honorary Fellowship for consideration by the
Nominations Committee of the CII should in the first instance be
The Legal & Secretariat Department
The Chartered Insurance Institute
London EC2V 7HY
Honorary Fellows of the CII
David McIntosh QC(Hon)
- Former independent Chair - Professional Standards Board
Charles Philipps - Chief Executive, Amlin PLC
David Slade - Chairman, Perkins Slade Ltd.
Lord Levene of Portsoken KBE - Chairman, Lloyd's
Sir David Prosser - Former Group Chief Executive, Legal &
Ken Davy - Chair, Simply Biz Services plc
Fay Goddard - Deputy Director General, AIFA
Stewart Ritchie OBE - Director (Pensions Development), Scottish
Keith Satchell - Group Chief Executive, Friends Provident &
Chris Woodburn - Former Chief Executive, General Insurance
Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, MBE
Rt Hon Frank Field, MP
John Greenway, MP
Walter Merricks, CBE
Bob Scott CBE
Professor David Rhind CBE